King Elifas ordered to give oral testimony
09 August 2018 | Local News
Judge Maphios Cheda this morning granted an order that Ondonga King Immanuel Kauluma Elifas give oral testimony in the Oshakati High Court in the matter in which his dismissed councillors are challenging their firing. Cheda has ordered the legal teams to set a date within 14 days on which the king would be required to testify. In July last year, King Elifas ordered the dismissal of the traditional councillors. They are former traditional authority chairperson Peter Kauluma, former spokesperson Joseph Asino, the senior headman for the Ondangwa district, John Walenga, former Oshikoto governor Vilho Kamanya, Kashona kaMalulu, Tonata Ngulu and Fillemon Nambili. The dismissed councillors remain the gazetted traditional leaders of the Ondonga community and they are currently operating from Onethindi as community court justices and assessors, under the justice ministry.